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Old 04-21-2013, 08:53 PM   #16
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Re: sex after hysterectomy problems

I lost everything, ovaries, cervix, you name it it's all gone. I can't do hormones as birth control even gave me severe migraines that I had to be hospitalized for and I still get them and hormones make me want to die from them. I feel there is no hope.
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Re: sex after hysterectomy problems

workinmom - Birth control pills are a much higher dose and contain a different form of estrogen than HRT. Also, many women prone to hormonal migraines can take HRT. They just have to start at a low dose and increase it gradually. Also, I believe a transdermal form (like a patch or a gel) versus oral is less apt to cause migraines. It seems a patch would be the best since it's a constant delivery (not as many fluctuations as other forms). The V-Dot and Climara patches can be cut so you can easily start out low and gradually increase the dosage without getting multiple prescriptions (for different dosages). Have you tried any HRT?

As far as the Estring (that just gives estrogen to the vaginal area and not systemic) - Yes, it's inserted in the vagina and should stay in even without a cervix. I haven't personally tried it though.

 
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:15 AM   #18
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Re: sex after hysterectomy problems

Thank you. I intend to.ask my Dr in a few weeks when I see him.
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Re: sex after hysterectomy problems

I don't know about this "ring," but even the name implies that it fits around something like the cervix. Otherwise I don't see what would hold it in. There are nonhormonal lubricants such as KY jelly and Replens that can help with lubrication, but I don't know of anything other than testosterone that can increase libido.

 
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Has anyone taking testosterone? I am wondering about side effects? I already have excessive increase in hair on my face, upper lip, on my breasts nipples, thick dark hairs I must wax or pluck weekly. I'd hate for that to get worse. Ugh.
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Re: sex after hysterectomy problems

Hi workin mom, There is a very easy solution & that is to see a reproductive endocrinologist because they have so much more experience & knowledge about the very hormones that we lost after hysterectomy, imo. I have seen regular family practice, ob/gyns & plain endocrinologists that would order the labs to test the levels of estrogen etc & they didnt understand how to read the results & what to prescribe as well as the reproductive endocrinologist did, imo.

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Thank you. I would NEVER of thought of going to anyone with reproductive in the title now that I can't reproduce, LOL.
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Re: sex after hysterectomy problems

workinmom - I just noticed your question about testosterone. I've used it but it didn't make a difference in my sexual function or any of my other post-hysterectomy symptoms. I'm now trying a vaginal testosterone capsule - hoping it helps. With or without testosterone, I have facial hair that I didn't have before my surgery but mine's more like (light) peach fuzz even though I'm a brunette. As far as estrogen, I go by symptoms more than lab values because the lab ranges are wide. Are you on some form of estrogen?

 
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Re: sex after hysterectomy problems

No, I am on nothing at all. But I feel like I am nothing also, and I hate that feeling. I have ZERO interest and we have pretty much given up trying and I do NOT want the next 25 years to be like this. I wouldn't of had it done if I had known I'd lose interest and desire. I keep missing seeing my Dr. as he keeps rescheduling me but I hope to see him in a few weeks finally. He is a fertility specialist also so I intend to talk about this 100%. it's the only reason I am going besides yearly mammogram.
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Re: sex after hysterectomy problems

I know how you feel and
Is this doctor the one who did your surgery? Mine refused to see me - his nurse hung up on me. And then at the normal timeframe of my one year well-woman visit, they called my house and my husband answered. They must have realized I no longer had parts because they quickly said "never mind" and hung up!

The gynecologists who do our surgeries oftentimes aren't the best fit for Rx'ing hormones. But hopefully, he won't cancel on you again and will try to help. I sort of wish I could see mine and give him a piece of my mind but not sure I could face him. I did write him a letter though.

 
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